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France, Nantes and Paris, 1402
MS M.515 fol. 58v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Half-figure of angel, holding scroll, emerges from arc of heaven toward two seated shepherds, including one wearing hat tied on his back, playing bagpipe beside dog, and one, wearing hood, holding pedum with left hand and raising right hand, looking up toward sky. Four sheep and possibly one ram at right. Scene in landscape with trees and against patterned background. Borders decorated with foliate and ivy-leaf ornament.

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